Pasadena Texas Dental Implant Dentures:
No more old fashioned dentures. Replace missing teeth with implant retained dentures!
When you lose a tooth, it is best to have it replaced. Missing teeth can affect your “bite” , self-esteem, and your ability to speak and chew. Tooth loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause headaches and jaw pain.
If you are missing all your teeth an old fashioned tooth replacement solution was dentures. However, regular dentures have numerous problems such:
- lose fit
- not stable
- rub painful ulcers on the gum tissue
- poor ability to eat
- dentures fall out
- dentures accelerate jaw bone loss and
- messy denture adhesives.
Dental Implant Dentures:
The most basic of implant retained dentures is to have two dental implants placed into the jawbone. The jaw bone grows around the implants fusing to the implants and thus locks the implants in the jawbone. The denture then “snaps” onto the implants as the implants act as anchor points. With only two implants there is still denture movement front to back. However, the dentures are secure and will not come out. Patients do great with only two dental implants per arch. If the patient decides to have more secure dentures additional implants can be placed. The dental implants will preserve and stimulate the bone around the implants.
A second option involves placing four to six implants. The generic term for this procedure is the All on Four. The advantage of this procedure is that it can be done all in one day and the teeth do not come out. The implants are placed and the new teeth are immediately placed. Patients can eat a light meal after the surgery. Once the implants fully integrate with the bone a new stronger teeth are made and screwed into the implants. Patients can eat and chew anything they want. The All on Four Dental Implant procedure is the ultimate in dental reconstruction.
All on Four Testimonial
Dr. Nugent is a general dentist in Pasadena, Texas. For his entire dental career Dr. Nugent has been fascinated with the power of implant dentistry. Dr. Nugent has become a leading implant dentist in the region. Dr. Nugent is one of a few general dentists that has a Cone Beam 3-D Xray for more exact implant placement. Discover why so many patients from Deer Park, La Porte, Friendswood and League City come to our Pasadena, Texas Dental Office.